Senator Tito Rutaremara urged the pageants to treasure unity, patriotism, commitment, responsibility, hard work and humility, among other values, emphasizing on integrity as the most important value of the Rwandan culture as it helps people live together with others in peace and harmony.
“Integrity is the one Rwandan cultural value in which others are wrapped. Integrity is not the body beauty seen by eyes. It is in the inside of somebody. With integrity, you listen to others, avoid arrogance and keep your fidelity. If all we Rwandans had that value, our country would turn into a paradise,” Senator Rutaremara said.
The first day of the boot camp saw the beauty pageants trained in Rwandan traditional dance and pageants walking mode which they will showcase at the final day of the pageantry that will see the declaration of the new Miss Rwanda replacing Liliane Iradukunda who has held the crown since January 24th last year.
The event will be held at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo, Gasabo District.